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WSP Canada

Senior System Safety Specialist

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Job Description

The Opportunity:

WSP is seeking a proficient Senior System Safety Specialist who will play a pivotal role in the planning, development, and maintenance of WSP's System Safety Management System for railway projects. The ideal candidate should be well-versed in creating System Safety Plans, Safety and Assurance Reports, and Safety Cases in accordance with the principles of EN50126, EN50128, and EN50129.

If you are a qualified System Safety Manager/Specialist who thrives in a dynamic and safety-focused environment, we invite you to join our team in Alberta and contribute to the success of our railway projects. Your expertise will play a crucial role in ensuring the safety and efficiency of our systems.

Why choose WSP?
  • We value and are committed to upholding a culture of inclusion and belonging
  • Our Flexible Work Policy - we recognize the importance of balance in our lives and encourage you to prioritize the balance in yours. We will support you on and off the job so you can be fully present in both your work and home lives.
  • A Canadian success story - we're proud to wear the red and white of this beautiful country and show the world what Canada has to offer.
  • Enhance the world around you - from the environment to the highways, to the buildings and the terrain, WSP is the fabric of Canada.
  • Outstanding career opportunities - we're growing and pushing ourselves every day to be greater than yesterday - we're open to your ideas and trying new things.
  • A phenomenal collaborative culture and a workforce filled with genuinely good people who are doing humbly important work. Come find out for yourself what it's like to be a part of our journey.

We offer attractive pay, flexible work options, a great corporate culture, comprehensive and employee-focused benefits including virtual healthcare and a wellness platform as well as great savings programs, and a clear vision for the future.

#WeAre WSP

What you can expect to do here:
  • Develop and maintain WSP's System Safety Management System for railway projects.
  • Create comprehensive System Safety Plans, Safety and Assurance Reports, and Safety Cases.
  • Manage safety assessment processes, including hazard identification, risk analysis, and safety requirements allocation.
  • Establish safety requirements for the entire railway system, encompassing civil, architectural, electrical, mechanical, and railway systems (both hardware and software components).
  • Oversee safety goals and the implementation of Safety Integrity Levels (SIL) for safety-critical functions, along with relevant documentation.
  • Communicate and coordinate safety-related requirements with various stakeholders, including project managers, engineers, suppliers, contractors, and regulatory authorities.
  • Supervise verification and validation activities to ensure that safety-critical components and systems meet expected performance standards.
  • Implement risk reduction to As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP) levels and document hazard transfer processes, including client acceptance.
  • Foster the development and enhancement of System Safety awareness and competence among Design Team members, ensuring that individuals involved in safety-critical activities are adequately qualified for their roles.
  • Actively participate in System Assurance Audits and continuously monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of safety measures and processes. Implement lessons learned and best practices to enhance safety performance.

What you'll bring to WSP:
  • Proficient in crafting safety-related documentation, including safety policies, objectives, strategies, and communication plans to secure buy-in from all project stakeholders.
  • Possession of a P.Eng designation or eligibility to obtain P.Eng certification from or an equivalent regulatory body in another Canadian province.
  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in System Safety Management.
  • Exposure and experience with Railway Systems on a broad scale.
  • Proven application of System Safety Management principles in compliance with EN50126, EN50128, and EN50129 standards.
  • Exposure to CMREA and IEC61508 is considered a valuable asset.

WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 65,000 team members across the globe. In Canada, our 12,000+ people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transportation networks, from finding new ways to extract essential resources to developing renewable power sources for the future.


  • We value our people and our reputation
  • We are locally dedicated with international scale
  • We are future focused and challenge the status quo
  • We foster collaboration in everything we do
  • We have an empowering culture and hold ourselves accountable

Please Note:

Health and Safety is a core paramount value of WSP. Given the importance of keeping one another safe it is expected that you comply with our Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) policy at all times as well as client HSE policies when working at client locations.

Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving fieldwork are contingent upon candidates being able to perform key physical tasks of the job as described in the job posting and interview. This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, working alone, and in inclement weather (within safe and reasonable limits).

WSP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

WSP is committed to the principles of employment equity. Only the candidates selected will be contacted.

WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. For more information please READ THE FULL POLICY.

About WSP Canada

WSP is one of the world's leading professional services consulting firms. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international expertise. We are technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, planners, landscape architects and urban designers, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. We design lasting solutions in the Buildings, Transportation, Infrastructure, Environment, Geomatics, Energy, Resources, and Industrial sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. With over 8,000 talented people across Canada, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for generations to come.



Company Size

5001-10,000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-09-12

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